DOJ Settles Opioid User Discrimination Case with PA Court System

Addicts approved for anti-addiction treatment were not given their prescriptions. The Department of Justice (DOJ) secured an agreement with the Judicial System of Pennsylvania requiring state courts to…

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USDA Appoints New Advisory Committee Members for Minority Farmers

The 15 members have been appointed to serve a two-year term. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) appointed 15 new members to their Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers,…

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Presidential Proclamation on Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday

President says, “It is the task of our time to take up Dr. King’s mantle and make his dream a reality.“ Official Proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden,…

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UN Urges Alabama to Halt Untested Nitrogen Execution

Concerns surround the possibility that this form of execution could be cruel and painful. The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Office expressed concern over the state of Alabama’s…

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Education Department Expands University Discrimination Investigation

The department began the probe in November regarding student protection and free speech. The U.S. Department of Education is investigating the rise of harassment and discrimination on college…

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DOJ Collects Fraud Cases Against “Microtransactions”

Civil division official says the schemes “prey upon individuals and small businesses.“ The Department of Justice (DOJ) unsealed two cases this month filed against fraud networks that make…

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Senate Proposes Ban on TSA Use of Facial Recognition

Civil rights groups voice support for the Traveler Privacy Protection Act. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the Senate to restrict the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) gathering of…

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Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor Passes Away 

She made history as the first woman on the Supreme Court.  Former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor, passed away Friday at age…

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Education Department Investigates Anti-Semitism and Anti-Muslim Harassment 

Secretary Cardona announces K-12 schools and colleges have reported incidents.  The Education Department announced a list of colleges and grade schools that are being investigated after complaints were…

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8th Circuit Court Ruling Alters Voting Rights Act Interpretation

The majority ruled that private parties cannot sue under the act, only the federal government. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this week that only the U.S.…

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